by Paul Batista
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Just released: December 7, 2014
Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Paperback: 435 pages
When the tenth richest man in the world is brutally murdered along with his prized Borzoi dogs in a luxurious East Hampton beach house, only one man is suspected of committing the crime: Juan Suarez, a handsome, charismatic—and illegal—Mexican immigrant who worked for the victim.
Now, renowned trial lawyer Raquel Rematti must defend the man the media has dubbed, "The Blade of the Hamptons." Not only must she take on one of the wealthiest families in the country, she must protect Suarez and herself from ruthless people bent on lethal revenge, while straddling the dangerous line between concerned involvement and forbidden passion for her client.
Set in one of the most exclusive resorts in the world, The Borzoi Killings mixes all the twists of a sensational trial with all the dirty little secrets of the elite Hampton socialite lifestyles—from lavish parties, drugs, and sex, to corruption and dangerous secret cartels.
Interesting twists and turns in this thriller. I liked how this got into some of the different aspects of investigating and defending the accused.
Got me thinking of how people leak information via the web and how even if it may be true, it may hurt instead of help a case. A whole other investigation has to take place to see how authentic the video may be to even be considered.
Each character was portrayed with just enough descriptions to make them all look a bit guilty.
Although there was a reveal at the end from the killer, I still question the motive. I would have liked more of the character background - especially, why kill the dogs?
Feeling like a thriller...
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